hcmf// presents the only UK performance of the late Pauline Oliveros’ elemental Primordial/Lift, featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and Manchester-based ensemble Distractfold.
the whisper opera, with words and music by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang and direction and design by Jim Findlay, is performed by ICE with the musicians, singer, and audience enclosed in an intimate onstage set, and is performed almost entirely in whispers.
ICE continues our tour of excellent New England colleges with this short residency at Amherst. The visit will culminate with a concert featuring Wojtek Blecharz's Music for Invisible Places—an OpenICE commission—and Pauline Oliveros's Environmental Dialogue, an ICE specialty.
EntICE, ICE's education program of collaborations with youth orchestras around the country, continues with our inaugural partnership with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.
ONE Archives, in collaboration with author, playwright/director, and poet IONE and ICE, will present an open set of performances, meditations, Deep Listening, screenings, and discussions in tribute to Oliveros’s extensive work in experimental and electronic music.
ICE return to National Sawdust to celebrate the relationships and collaborations with Sabrina Schroeder and Monte Weber fostered in our ICElab and OpenICE commissioning programs.
OpenICE presents Katinka Kleijn (cello) and Ross Karre (percussion) in an evening of experimental solo works by Ashley Fure, Pauline Oliveros, and more. The event will also be the launch of Karre's solo CD 10.76 cycles.
ICE plays a workshop of Pauline Oliveros's The Nubian Word for Flowers at Mount Tremper Arts in Phoenicia, NY.
Our free OpenICE performances of 2017-18 season kick off at the Abrons Arts Center with this weekend of thrilling programs curated, as always, by the ICE performers.
For the 2017 Resonant Bodies Festival at Roulette, Culture Ireland supports the appearance of Jennifer Walshe—composer, improviser, and vocalist— who will collaborate with ICE in presenting “The Church of Frequency and Protein.”
In this “enthralling” theatrical production (Telegraph, U.K.), Schubert’s poignant song cycle about lost love is refracted through the German composer Hans Zender’s contemporary orchestrations and director Netia Jones’s stunning monochrome imagery.
ICE pays tribute to our mentor, Pauline Oliveros, in this free concert at Lincoln Center Out of Doors.
The Newport Contemporary Music Festival brings an ambitious rarity to the stage, Pierre Boulez’s spatially conceived Répons for large ensemble.
Ensemble Evolution, led by twelve members of ICE, offers participants the opportunity to explore the 21st century “evolution” of the large mixed-instrumental ensemble, tackling repertoire ranging from Biber and Beethoven to hot-off-the-press world premieres by faculty and participant composers.
Constellation, one of ICE’s favorite Chicago venues, has us back! OpenICE presents two projects in one concert featuring work created by its members.
ICE and the amazing French new-music group L'itinéraire investigate what the Spectralism movement has to teach composers today.